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Don Locke: Lookin Thru Bifocals

Presidential Miscellany:

-Benjamin Harrison: known as having little personality, also a “cold fish” handshake; too his reluctance to shake hands with people.

 -Who was the left-handed presidents? : James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush( the older), Bill Clinton.

-William McKinley smoked fifteen cigars daily.

-Which president was benefited from the world’s  first-conditioner? James A. Garfield’s. U.S. naval engineer installed a blower forced through a large chest of ice in the oval office during summer heat, it lowered the room temperature about twenty degrees.

-Woodrow Wilson’s picture appears only on $100,000 bills.

-Did Washington really throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Not likely historians say, he was too careful with his money.

-George H.W Walker Bush (the older) celebrates his 80th birthday by parachuting from an airplane.

-Warren G. Harding lost a lot of white house china in a poker game.

-Which president was considered to be the most liked? Dwight Eisenhower.

-Five things a president cannot do:

oOverride a Supreme Court Decision.

oDismiss his own veto override.

oRun for a third term.

oGive himself a pay raise.

oPut any elected affiant out of office.

-What future president served as being coach and assistant football coach at Yale University? Gerald Ford

-Ulysses S. Grant was the poorest man to become president. His memories were finished before his death, for owed debt, and to leave his wife some money.

-John Tyler and his school mate revolted against a brutal schoolmate and tied him up and left him in his room.

-Calvin Coolidge refused to allow any of his old clothing to be sold. He had any ID removed; had his secretary take them far away and sold to a used clothing store for $20 when his secretary returned the money to President Coolidge who was pleased. He wanted poor people to have the clothes with little cost to them.

Kindest Regards…


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